Onlays / Inlays london
Onlays / Inlays london

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Onlays / Inlays

Square Mile Dental Centre offers a comprehensive range of dental restoration treatment options, including onlays and inlays.

Inlays and onlays repair teeth that have been damaged usually as a result of a cavity / carie or due to facial trauma or injury. They work in a similar way to, and perform a similar function as a filling or a crown, however, they can be used in situations where either a filling won’t be sufficient, or as a more conservative alternative to a crown.

Unlike fillings which are directly applied to the tooth in question, inlays and onlays are made at a trusted dental laboratory and fitted by us here at Square Mile Dental Centre. This makes the overall treatment more similar to receiving a crown, with two or more appointments needed to complete the treatment. At your first visit, we’ll prepare the tooth being treated which will involve removing any damaged parts or decay and then reshaping it. We’ll then make an impression, which will be used by the experts at our partner laboratory to manufacture your restoration. Once the onlay / inlay is ready, we’ll apply and bond it to the tooth.

At a Glance

Treatment Time

Two appointments

Result

Fully restored tooth

Downtime

None

Longevity

10-15 years

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an inlay and an onlay?

Inlays sit inside the damaged tooth, while onlays sit over the cusp of the tooth, similar to a partial crown.

What are inlays and onlays made of?

Inlays and onlays can be made of gold, composite, or porcelain. Porcelain and composite materials offer patients the most subtle and aesthetically pleasing finish.

Why do I need an onlay / inlay?

Inlays and onlays are used to repair teeth that have been damaged as a result of decay. They can be used in situations where a large cavity has weakened the tooth beyond the scope of repair by a simple filling, or perhaps where a crack in the tooth has caused the tooth to become weak. We also like to use them in place of a crown, as they present a much less invasive option, with less of the natural tooth being removed for application.

What are the follow up or aftercare procedures?

You should be able to eat and drink as normal after receiving your inlay / onlay, however, you may want to take it easy while the local anaesthetic wears off. Once the anaesthetic has worn off, you may feel the inlay / onlay is a little rough, but this should wear down to a natural smoothness after a few days.

Price from £1200

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Testimonials

Dave Cook
Dave Cook
18/10/2022
Elaine is an excellent dentist, great orthodontist. Is caring and attentive.
Rosalind Rowe
Rosalind Rowe
13/10/2022
The team at Square Mile Dental Centre are outstanding. Under Dr. Sanjay and Dr. Nikhil Sethi's excellent care, my gum condition is now greatly improved and my confidence has returned. Dr Elaine Mo and Dental Nurse, Shazna Begum have provided highly skilled, encouraging and patient support with teeth straightening using invisalign. I can't recommend this team highly enough.
Andrew Blair
Andrew Blair
12/10/2022
As always, superb service at Square Mile. Everyone puts you at ease, and the treatment is first class. Thank you!
Ieva Zu
Ieva Zu
06/10/2022
Always top level service
Sahana Shetty
Sahana Shetty
05/10/2022
I had a great experience with Dr Ankeet Shah, Hygienist Lana and the reception staff. Everyone was friendly and the quality of service was really high.
Ian Bailey
Ian Bailey
05/10/2022
Dental treatment and care delivered by a team exuding professionalism.
Tarlton Parsons
Tarlton Parsons
26/08/2022
My wife and I have been patients of Dr Sanjay Sethi at Square Mile Dentist for several years and can't recommend him and his practice highly enough. Their work is excellent, the always friendly and helpful and the overall value they provide is exceptional.
Meaghan Martin
Meaghan Martin
04/08/2022
Fantastic dental office. Clean, efficient and super helpful. Was very thankful for their help with an emergency veneer repair!! Highly recommend. Thanks Dr Ankeet!
Autistic Cabbage Savage
Autistic Cabbage Savage
07/07/2022
good staff and good people take care of you all the way. Shoot out to Lucy and Akee (sry for incorrect name)
Anthony Howard
Anthony Howard
02/06/2022
Fantastic dentistry. Been going for for years with anything from standard dental hygiene to major restorative dental work with results always of the highest standard. The team are all at the top of their game. They are always transparent and ensure any treatments plans are the most appropriate. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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